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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 71 1 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 70 4 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 66 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 57 1 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 52 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 50 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 48 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 44 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 44 4 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 30, 1861., [Electronic resource] 36 0 Browse Search
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vincible Yankee he rose, (strange association of words, "Yankee" and ("hero,") that was not to be thought of. Being on the Peninsula McClellan had a choice of two routes to Richmond. He might either go by James river or York — either make West Point or Shirley his base. He chose the former. He appeared in front of York, and there lost several thousand men — to the Yankees say — by disease or in skirmishes. Gen. Johnston evacuated York and retired to Williamsburg without the loss of a mad Beauregard were come. That tale will not bear telling. He first found out the presence of Jackson by the assault upon his lines. His own tale about his having determined to change his base and having therefore thrown away all the stores at West Point, is a cheer fabrication. Enormous quantities were there destroyed by his men, but it was because in the precipitancy of their flight they could not carry them away. He was driven, day after day, from one point to another, losing 51 guns, 47,0<